History YMMV / GabrielKnight

1st Jul '17 3:13:17 PM nombretomado
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** Grace is arguably more popular than the titular character. The character has her own page on TheOtherWiki while Gabriel doesn't, is PromotedToPlayable in the sequels, and people generally find her parts of [=GK2=] and 3 to be more interesting than Gabriel's.

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** Grace is arguably more popular than the titular character. The character has her own page on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki while Gabriel doesn't, is PromotedToPlayable in the sequels, and people generally find her parts of [=GK2=] and 3 to be more interesting than Gabriel's.
5th Mar '17 3:31:23 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster:
** ''Sins of the Fathers'': [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. John]] is the fanatical madman so obsessed with Voodoo culture that he becomes the [[DragonWithAnAgenda second-in-command]] to [[AntiVillain Malia Gedde]] of the demonic spirit Tetelo. Fully organizing the Gedde cult of Voodoo worshippers, John began perpetrating the "Voodoo Murders", a series of vicious killings where the victims' hearts would be ripped out. Along with regularly having anyone who could oust him assassinated, John [[BloodBath bathes in the blood of his kills]], and it is seen that he has numerous other victims in his lair, with piles of skulls, dismembered limbs, and body-less faces abounding. When titular [[TheHero Gabriel Knight]] begins investigating him, John kidnaps the man's assistant, Grace, and plans to use her as the latest sacrifice to Tetelo and the gods of death they worship, with John never showing any form of remorse for his victims or care for Tetelo; just [[PsychoSupporter raving fanaticism]] toward the Voodoo gods of destruction.
** ''The Beast Within'': [[TheDragon Baron Garr von Zell]] was, from the start, a rude, unlikable {{Jerkass}} with nothing but malice toward his fellow man. However once his [[AxCrazy true nature]] is discovered, he quickly becomes one of the most wicked villains in the franchise. Turned into a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] by [[BigBad Friedrich von Glower]], von Zell [[SavageWolves became addicted to the thrill of killing]], and quickly began murdering innocents, not for food like all other werewolves, but just ForTheEvulz. In these "mutilation killings", von Zell ravenously shreds more than half a dozen innocents to pieces, one of whom was a [[WouldHurtAChild little girl]], and he plans to continue his spree after [[FrameUp framing a pair of wolves for the killings]], later murdering a man who tries to blackmail him with the fact that he is the true killer. While Gabriel and [[EvenEvilHasStandards von Glower]], disgusted by von Zell's wanton {{sadis|t}}m, manage to stop him before he kills too many more, von Zell makes sure to turn Gabriel himself into a werewolf before his death to screw with him one final time. A psychopath with nothing driving him but base impulses of hate and cruelty, Garr von Zell was without a doubt the most evil werewolf Gabriel encountered.
** ''Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned'': [[AGodAmI Excelsior Montreaux]], real name Sanae, was once an adamant follower of Jesus Christ, but after growing jealous of his master, attempted to drain him of his blood to gain his godly powers. Though driven off by other followers of Christ, Montreaux began hunting down Christ's descendants then draining them of their blood as they slept, leaving them deathly sick for weeks to pass before repeating the process over and over again, which inevitably lead to his victims' deaths. Feasting on the blood of these descendants, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent sparking the legend of the vampire in the process]], Montreaux has kept himself and his followers alive for over 2,000 years, and, alongside executing any who get to close to the truth of his Satanic {{cult}}, Montreaux plans to murder the latest descendant of Christ, [[WouldHurtAChild the infant Charlie]], drink his blood, then use the power it will give him to lead his cult in taking over the world. The final, and perhaps most evil, villain Gabriel faced, Montreaux truly cared for no one or no thing but himself and his {{immortality|Immorality}}.
25th Feb '17 12:07:34 PM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise:
** The music at the basement in Chateau de Seres sounded like somebody is screaming.
** Gabriel screams [[spoiler: whenever he falls at the invisible tiles]] towards the end of [=GK3=].
26th Jan '17 6:05:39 PM Kaltrope
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* FridgeHorror: In GK 2, Leber tells Gabriel an account of a runaway teenage girl who was seen going into the forest before being taken by a large [[spoiler: black]] wolf. Considering the girl's reported beauty and the killer's identity [[spoiler: with the forest very close to a certain hunting lodge]], it's entirely possible the victim did not enter the forest randomly [[spoiler: but was instead seduced to a meeting and betrayed with a horrific revelation]].

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* FridgeHorror: In GK 2, Leber tells Gabriel an account of a runaway teenage girl who was seen going into the forest before being taken by a large [[spoiler: black]] wolf. Considering the girl's reported beauty and the killer's identity [[spoiler: with the forest very close to a certain hunting lodge]], it's entirely possible the victim did not enter the forest randomly [[spoiler: but was instead seduced to into a meeting and betrayed with a horrific revelation]].
15th Jan '17 11:33:31 AM Kaltrope
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* FridgeHorror: In GK 2, Leber tells Gabriel of an account of a runaway teenage girl who was seen running into the forest before being taken by a large [[spoiler: black]] wolf. Considering the girl's reported beauty and the killer's identity [[spoiler: with the forest very close to a certain hunting lodge]], it's entirely possible the victim did not enter the forest randomly [[spoiler: but was instead seduced to a meeting and betrayed with a horrific revelation]].

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* FridgeHorror: In GK 2, Leber tells Gabriel of an account of a runaway teenage girl who was seen running going into the forest before being taken by a large [[spoiler: black]] wolf. Considering the girl's reported beauty and the killer's identity [[spoiler: with the forest very close to a certain hunting lodge]], it's entirely possible the victim did not enter the forest randomly [[spoiler: but was instead seduced to a meeting and betrayed with a horrific revelation]].
14th Jan '17 9:56:28 PM Kaltrope
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* FridgeHorror: In GK 2, Leber tells Gabriel of an account of a runaway teenage girl who was seen running into the forest before being taken by a large [[spoiler: black]] wolf. Considering the victim's reported beauty and the killer's identity [[spoiler: with the forest very close to a certain hunting lodge]], it's entirely possible the victim did not enter the forest randomly [[spoiler: but was instead seduced to a meeting and betrayed with a horrific revelation]].

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* FridgeHorror: In GK 2, Leber tells Gabriel of an account of a runaway teenage girl who was seen running into the forest before being taken by a large [[spoiler: black]] wolf. Considering the victim's girl's reported beauty and the killer's identity [[spoiler: with the forest very close to a certain hunting lodge]], it's entirely possible the victim did not enter the forest randomly [[spoiler: but was instead seduced to a meeting and betrayed with a horrific revelation]].
14th Jan '17 9:19:57 PM Kaltrope
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* FridgeHorror: In GK 2, Leber tells Gabriel of an account of a runaway teenage girl who was seen running into the forest before being taken by a large [[spoiler: black]] wolf. Considering the victim's reported beauty and the killer's identity [[spoiler: with the forest very close to a certain hunting lodge]], it's entirely possible the victim did not enter the forest randomly [[spoiler: but was instead seduced to a meeting and betrayed with a horrific revelation]].
12th Sep '16 6:37:26 AM GreenLady
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* SeriesHiatus: Despite the story for the fourth installment being written in time for teasers to be included in ''Blood of the Sacred'', poor sales and a lukewarm reception led to a lack of funding that meant there hasn't been a new Gabriel Knight game since 1999. However, [[WordOfGod Jane Jensen]] has never stopped expressing her interest in continuing the series when and if she's able to, and with the series' increasing CultClassic status and the moderate surge in interest generated by the 20th anniversary in 2013-14, there's hope yet.
14th Jul '16 2:55:41 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Grace in [=GK2=] can be this. While many fans find her gameplay more interesting, there are others who can't stand [[{{Tsundere}} her attitude]].

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Grace in [=GK2=] can be this. While many fans find her gameplay more interesting, there are others who can't stand [[{{Tsundere}} her attitude]].
29th May '16 4:55:30 PM eroock
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* SlowPacedBeginning: The series suffers from this for those not interested in backstory, historical minutiae, and/or drawn-out interview processes, especially when controlling Grace. Each of the three games takes about half the game for the action to pick up, which is good when it does, but until then it's jarring.
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